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Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
live to japan straight ahead. >>> plus talk about your deadlines. today we are seven days from congress going on holiday and 25 days from plunging off the edge of the fiscal cliff. >>> the "new york post" photographer who took the picture of the man in the subway tracks before he was hit sits down to tell his side of the story. we'll hear from him this hour on cnn. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking new's massive earthquake in japan. it happened off the coast of japan, about 300 miles northeast of tokyo you can see on the tower cam that we are going to buildings swayed for several minutes there. let's go to alex zolbert live in tokyo what can you tell us? >> this happened friday evening b an hour and a half ago. an unnerving scene. a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. as we understand it, this came along the same fault line that triggered that massive tsunami in march of 2011. we have been watching all the local stations, trying to gather all the information we can. here's what we know at this point in
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
strug off the coast of japan. a tsunami warning has been issued. i know it was felt very strongly there, alex. what can you tell us? >> well, atika, you mentioned some of the details. we were sitting in the office here in our bureau in tokyo, up on the ninth floor of this building. it's hard to describe, you can't really describe the feeling until you're into it. the one thing that grips me, i'm relatively new to living here in japan is the noise more than everything. everything basically shaking violently, our filing cabinets shaking. here's what i can tell you. you mentioned the 7.3 earthquake. a few other details just coming in. there are advisories -- pardon me, i'm looking off my notes. there are advisories for japan, but the pacific tsunami warning center has not issued a further alert beyond that. right now they're keeping it just to japan. we are hearing reports of possibly as much as a two-meter high tsunami warning in miagi prefecture. this is along the same fault lines, right where this happened in march of last year, the march 11th earthquake and tsunami that we all know ver
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Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit. the u.s., japan, south korea and the united nations all denounce the launch with washington, calling it a highly provocative act that threatens regional security. this hour the u.n. security council is meeting behind closed doors on today's rocket launch. that isn't likely to matter to north korea's new, young leader. kim jong un, who appears to be following in his father's foot accepts even dodged calls on this launch. chris lawrence is following this at the pentagon. chris, if you can tell us a little bit about the launch. it might seem surprising, but was it really surprising given the history we have with these leaders? >> reporter: it was only a surprise, ashley, that it happened last night. they knew this was going to take place, but when north korea asked to extend the launch window to the end of the year, most thought it would come next week at the earliest. i just spoke with a u.s. official who confirms that the object that north korea launched is still in orbit right now, and they're doing their final calculations to determine wh
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Dec 20, 2012 9:00am PST
. we'll go next to japan. that is where gun violence is almost nonexistent, but first -- ♪ three cheers for the green and white ♪ ♪ the sandy hook school >> these are students from new york ps 22 chorus singing their song to honor the victims there in newtown. their goal, of course, to bring hope and inspiration to families who have been impacted by the shooting. these are fifth graders from staten island. ♪ we'll go ♪ we'll do our best our very best to learn and grow ♪ it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, cisco. they see more than themselves. so we celebrate our year-end with the "share the love" event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. by the end of this, our fifth year, our total can reach almost 25 mill
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Dec 2, 2012 11:30am PST
on with us. >> my pleasure. >>> well, in japan frantic rescue attempts after a tunnel collapsed on several cars. we have the latest details. and tonight it's "cnn heroes." we'll meet a past winner and hear why he became a national celebrity in his home country after winning the award. many of my patients clean their dentures with toothpaste. i tell them dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. sven's home security gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less?
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Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
are for defensive purposes only. >>> and this man may soon return to power as japan's next prime minister. the head of japan's liberal democratic party. voters head to the polls this weekend to pick the new parliament. and japan's next government will face a struggling economy and heightened tensions with china and north korea. >>> in london, a mass has just been held at westminster cathedral for the nurse who apparently killed herself after she transferred that prank call from an australian radio station regarding the duchess of cambridge. her family attended the mass. her children say there is now an unfillable void in their lives. she was found hanged last week and her death sparked an international outcry. let's go back now to cnn's ali velshi in newtown, connecticut. >> thanks, victor. as a fact, the tragedy emerged yesterday, 20 parents had some of the hardest news to hear, 20 children killed in a violent shooting spree. we're going to have a look at how it all unfolded, starting with the first call to police and, of course, in about 30 minutes, we are expecting the names of the victims to be
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
. they are saying it was successful. we can't confirm it. it flew over japan. how will the international community respond? the latest fallout just ahead. on your prepaid card? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card with no fee reloads and withdrawals at chase atms. all for one flat monthly fee so there's zero confusion. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> north korea says the long raun range missile launch was successful. they said they picked up the launch immediately and are pan rising all of the related data. north korean says the goal was to put a scientific satellite in to orbit. united states and south korea say it is a cover for tests ballistic technology. monday, north korea said a technical glitch would delay the launch until this month. the international community got an unwelcome surprise. i am joined now with the latest. north korea says the launch was to put a satellite in orbit. they say it was successful. the international community believes it is a cover story for ballistic missile test. what's the latest you are hearing from seoul? >> a half hour ago, north
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Dec 12, 2012 8:00pm PST
of launches, you know, about 15 years ago, they launched a rocket over japan. it was a surprise to most of us. that occurred just before i took over as the senior intel guy in korea. and we've been watching these developments very, very closely. this is a big deal. ashleigh, this is a big deal. but the arrangement along the peninsula was established close to 50 years ago, as a result of the cold war, and what we need to do, as victor has indicated, is we've got to change the dynamic here. iran is very much a part of the discussion, but not included in what we know as the six-party talks, which are russia, china, north korea, south korea, the united states, and japan. we need to try to change the dynamics here, so that there isn't this provocation, because what you have along the peninsula is quite stark. you have this incredibly robust and modern south korea and this stark, dark nation directly across the dmz. >> victor, who does have influence over pyongyang? >> well, i think for many years, we believed it was the chinese. the chinese are the primary source of food and economic assistance, e
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
in japan. the country was rocked by a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake. it hit off the coast of tokyo. the buildings there shaking. you could see some of the video showing the degree to which they were shaking. alex, what's the latest? >> reporter: it has been a very, very tense few hours here in japan after you mentioned a 7.3 magnitude earthquake striking late here in the day on friday. but just in the past 90 minutes or so, the all clear has been given. the tsunami warning has been lifted. that's great news for the people here. there's no signs of any significant damage. no reports of any deaths. just a few injuries at this point. we also have to keep in mind the nuclear power plants. we have heard from the operator of those. they say everything is fine. but as you mentioned, this brings back very painful memories up for the people in the region in northern japan. we were on the phone with one person who said when this earthquake hit, their first reaction was ohno, not again. but it's late here on friday in tokyo where we are. everything appears to be fine. just one wave came ashor
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
of uninhabited lands between japan and china. japan sent eight fighter jets after a chinese plane was seen near the islands. it was gone by the time they got there. china continues to claim the islands. the islands have been in japanese control for years. japan bought the privately owned islands in september. >>> some are calling it a break-through, north korea making its first successful long range rocket launch but less than 24 hours after liftoff a u.s. official tells cnn the country may not be in full control of the satellite. joining me is cnn contributor and retired u.s. army general spider marks. good morning. >> good morning. >> what does this mean? is this a setback for north korea? >> it's not a setback at all for north korea. north korea successfully launched something into an extra atmospheric orbit, albeit it's not control. they were able to build a three-stage missile and get an object into space. >> here is how leon pa net ta spoke about it. he spoke to erin burnett in afghanistan. >> this is a clear provocation. we've warned them not to do it. we've been very concerned about the
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am PST
. japan's new prime minister making a stunning comeback. >>> as the sound of gunfire rings out in syrian neighborhoods, the country's military police chief has reported defected to the other side. ng. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. >>> in syria the military police chief has defected from president assad's government. this video shows a man identified as the official. i want you to take a listen. >> tra
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
in britain, in australia, in japan. japan has the toughest gun control in the world. they have two or three murders a year. you have 11 to 12,000 -- >> how many suicides do they have? >> 11,000 to 12,000 murders from guns a year in america. and you still don't care, do you? >> suicides are higher in japan than they are in america. they don't use guns. they have all kinds of ways to kill themselves. and you have a different culture in england. what has hurt this country is the drugs. the drugs have changed everything. you didn't hear about these shootings when i was growing up in the '50s and '60s. and then you didn't need a background check to buy a gun. now with all the drugs, all the stuff we're treating kids with these psychotic drugs, it's causing some real problems in our community. almost all of these kids that have murdered, if you look at them, they have been treated with drugs for their mental problems. and it's changing something. it's taking away their empathy where they can do this kind of horrible thing and not feel remorse or fear or terror of what they're doing. they just go
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Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
they launched it. they are saying it was successful. we can't confirm it. it flew over japan. how will the international community respond? the latest fallout just ahead. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] while you're getting ready for the holidays, we're getting ready for you. tis the season. for food, for family, and now, something extra -- for you. [ traffic passing ] ]amily, ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> north korea says the long raun range missile launch was successful. they said they picked up the launch immediately and are pan rising all of
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Dec 26, 2012 2:00am PST
with his wife. he played for the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> shinzo abe has been elected in japan as prime minister. he held the same position six years ago, but resigned because of health problems. he says he's okay now and promised to revive the economy, address japan's debt and create a recovery plan for last last year's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. japan's economy sunk into recession two weeks ago. >>> 'tis now the season for gift cards and those returns. shoppers expected to flood the stores again today to return or exchange gifts that don't fit or they tonight want. an analyst tells "the wall street journal" 10% to 15% of coll holliday gifts come back as returns or exchanges. >> i don't have anything to return or exchange but i'm going to go to the store anyway, just to support the economy. because i enjoy it. >>> coming up, president obama heads back to the white house today to work on the ever looming fiscal cliff. can he cut a deal with republicans. >>> and david gregory may be in trouble of the law because of that a
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
, a manga from japan, a lot of boys are into. >> what is the storyline. >> about a guy trapped in a hotel room for 15 years and afterwards is given a few days to figure out why he was trapped in the hotel room or he will be killed so it's a psychological thriller, it's very strange, it's different, and spike lee had a huge hit with "inside man" so he knows how to do thrillers. this could be a big hit for him. we have to wait and see. >> for people like me still catching up on the movies of 2012, if you had to pick the top five say that you should try to see not before the end of the year but maybe before the end of january, before the oscars, what should you try to see? >> definitely "the sessions." it's a helen hunt movie and it's a little bit controversial. there's a lot of nude nit it but it's a touching film about a man who is sort of, can he barely move, and he wants to sort of experience sexual relations for the first time and enter helen hunt and it's in her role in the film is much buzzed about and i think it's worth seeing, i'd say "les mis," hugh jackman does a terrific job in t
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Dec 9, 2012 4:30am PST
've lived the longest oots. >> sar din ya, italy, okinawa, japan, loma linda, california, the nick coy ya peninsula in costa rica. these are all places where the people not only are living longer than most americans, but their quality of life and overall health is remarkably better as well. here's his latest blue zone recovery. greece. people here are three times more likely to reach their 90s and older people have half the rate of heart diseasdisease. their minds stay sharp as well. america has one quarter the rate of dementia. he wants to capture that formula so you and i can live longer. >> you know, it captures the imagination, dan, for sure. welcome back to the back to th. people always ask about this, they want to know what do other people in other parts of the world know that we don't, how much of this is genes, and how much it lifestyle. >> 20% of how long the average person lives is genes, the other 80% is lifestyle and environment. >> the thing that people always point to in the united states is stress. it's a vague term, means different things to different people. is stress he
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
and nuclear weapons. it will result in weapons ownership. look at europe. look at japan. look at the rest of the world. we are way, way out there. we have the highest murder rate in the world. it hasn't protected us. it has resulted in arguments that should have a consequence of maybe a slap in the face, resulting in a bullet through the heart. it results in a double-murder in this case, a murder/suicide. guns don't protect. they cause suicide. >> let me bring in -- >> they cause suicide? >> i can promise, i'll get back to you, carol. here is what they say to me. i've had it all. but trying to get a debate going. i've been on two years on cnn. in that time, there's been a series of gun rages. each time it is the same debate and nothing gets done about it. 300 million guns and you have between 11,000 and 12,000 guns and murders a year. by comparison, britain has 35 as does germany and australia. japan has one or two. to countries that have strict gun control have very little gun murder. what do you say to americans who say it makes me feel safe? >> i think carole had it right. she said it
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Dec 8, 2012 1:00am PST
=Ñp >>> a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of japan. the 7.3 magnitude quake hit in the same area devastated last year. the latest on the recovery coming up. >>> welcome back. a custody battle over a little girl in utah has pitted her adoptive parents against the biological dad who didn't know his wife was putting her up for adoption. now the father is desperate to get his daughter back, but the adoptive couple who are the only parents she's ever known are doing everything they can to fight that. i'll speak with the father in just a moment. he said he's only seen his daughter twice since he found out where she was. first, randi kaye has the story of how this happened. >> reporter: at 21 months, this girl is caught in a fierce battle between the only parents she's ever known and her biological father who says until last year, he never even knew she existed. it all started in february 2009 when staff sergeant terry achane married tyra bland. in june 2010 they discovered they were expecting a baby girl whom they planned to name talia. about six months later, though, achane was called for duty.
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Dec 16, 2012 3:00am PST
's election day in japan and voters are choosing a new parliament. the election could return former prime minister to office if his liberal democratic party wins and lots of analysts expect that he'll win big. he's promised to get japan's struggling economy back on track. let's go back now to kate bolduan and john berman in connecticut. >> there are news going on around the world and thank you, victor, for keeping us to speed on that. >>> people will be going to church services this morning to grieve for their loved ones. >> absolutely. >> we'll tell you some incredible and heartwarming stories about the victims, but, first, we want to show you the names and the ages of all 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary school on that friday morning to honor their passing. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this compute
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Dec 2, 2012 10:00am PST
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Dec 20, 2012 2:00am PST
? >> these are some statistics that a lot of people of talking about. in 2008 japan had just 11 gun-related murders. the u.s., 12,000. so should america look to other countri countries' gun policies now? we have someone with a unique perspective on this. cnn's own kyung lah. >> reporter: i moved back to the u.s. this summer. for the last five years, i was living in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time, i never covered a shooting. there weren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. >> kyung lah is on the scene for us at that apartment complex. she's got more on this part of the investigation. >> reporter: in this brief time, i've heard this question again and again by those victimized, most recently from a frustrated newtown resident. >> why are we so different from so many other industrialized countries that have so little gun violence and we are just -- what makes us so different? why is that? >> reporter: i don't have the answer, but i can compare japan and the u.s. in japan, there are almost no guns. the average person just can't get one. and i h
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00am PST
educate so he sophisticated japan, virtually nobody owns guns. if you want to get a gun, listen what you have to go through. you have to take a shooting and win test. a psychological test, you have to take a drug test. there are virtually no guns in japan. there's nothing of the kind that we tend to see here in the united states. our correspondent who was in japan for cnn for years and years now living in the united states covering newtown, listen to what she had to say about the comparison between those two places. >> i moved back to the u.s. this summer for the last five years, i was living in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time, i never covered a shooting. there aren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. i don't have the answer but i can compare japan and the u.s. in japan, there are almost no guns. the average person just can't get one. and i have to tell you, it's the safest place i've ever lived. >> and yet, we can talk about a place that you covered as a journalist, the an toyate killings in norway, 2011, summer camp. 77 people
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Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
, 2008, look at statistics in japan, they had 11 gun-related murders. the u.s.? 12,000. shouldn't we look at other country's gun policies? it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts here. (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, cisco. they see more than themselves. so we celebrate our year-end with the "share the love" event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. by the end of this, our fifth year, our total can reach almost 25 million dollars. it's a nice reflection on us all. now through january 2nd. mi
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
the islamist dominated government consolidate its power. >>> an a powerful earthquake struck on japan's northeast coast today. 7.3 magnitude quake shook buildings in tokyo. looking at video there. it triggered a three foot tsunami wave. japan is still recovering from a massive earthquake you remember and tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people last year. >>> wow. the owner of this jewelry store in georgia says it's a miracle no one was killed when this happened. a driver accidentally rammed her minivan into the store. she told police a cannister lodged against the gas pedal. flying glass hit customers, one woman had a deep cut in the back of her head. the store had $30,000 in damage, but thank goodness no one was seriously, seriously injured or killed. look at that, wolf. wow. >> terrible. be careful. >>> president obama's top campaign strategist is here in "the situation room," getting ready, only a few minutes away. david axelrod, he did something today he hasn't done in decades. look at that, look at the mustache before, no mustache after. and guess what, he is ready to do some
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
that showed japan has slipped into a technical recession. they looked at their numbers. they revised the data. japan is technically in a recession. you have more uncertainty in italy. one of the important countries. and also you have this concern happening in japan. we have this week, ben bernanke and the fed will meet at a two-day fed meeting. a lot of people are hoping to hear from the federal reserve chief that there will be some kind of on going stimulus in the form of, you know, bond buybacks or something. we'll be looking to see what he has to say about the economy. this is another big uncertainty in the markets for the week. you know, this comes after consumer spending showing as "the wall street journal" set this morning, consumer spending, consumer confidence wabbling. this is europe concerns. we're seeing that consumer heading into the end of the year is starting to get a little more nervous about where we're headed here. now fiscal cliffs and payroll, fiscal cliff has a lot to do with this. the american payroll association this is the trade group for all of the small business who's
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
, a tunnel collapse west of tokyo raising safety questions right across japan. we're going take a look at the cave-in that left cars mangled and drivers dead. everything has to be just right. perfection is inthe details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others, it's all they can afford. every day nearly nine million older americans don't have enough to eat. anything else? no, not today. join me, aarp, and aarp foundation in the drive to end hunger by visiting drivetoendhunger.org. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enr
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
. the center fielder played with the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> the city of los angeles is holding its annual gun buyback today, several months ahead of schedule. the buyback program allows anyone to bring in guns and rifles in exchange for gift cards. the event is usually held in may but was changed to today in response to the connecticut school shootings nearly two weeks ago. we'll talk about that buyback program with the los angeles antonio villaraigosa in about 45 minutes. >>> do you have the right to know if your neighbor owns a gun? a new york newspaper says yes. it posted the gun permits in new york counties. each red dot represents a person who has a gun permit. police -- people whose names were posted on this site they're not very happy. we did reach out for a statement from the newspaper, it sent us one "the massacre in newtown, connecticut, remains at top-of-mind for many of our readers. our readers are understandably and keenly interested to know about who owns guns in their neighborhoods." joining me to talk about this is job tha
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Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
and spending cuts over the next decade. >>> the nikkei 225 index in japan is trading higher today. the win will most likely result in a loosening of japan's monetary policy. >>> despite upbeat on the economic data, markets ended lower last week. it's all about the fiscal cliff, right? could washington be making strides? yesterday, a source familiar with the talks told cnn that house speaker john boehner is willing to extend the debt limit for a year. the ceiling stands at $16.4 trillion. raising it further, requires an acted of congress, something the republicans have opposed since gaining the house in 2010. that news came a day after a source said boehner had suggested higher taxes on americans with annual incomes over $1 million. higher than what the president wants. president wants higher taxes on everybody over $250,000. >> thank you very much. >>> and coming up, much more live from newtown, connecticut, where the nation looked to president obama for comfort last night. and where detectives continue to look for answers today. [ woman ] dear cat, your hair mixes with pollen and dust. i
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Dec 22, 2012 10:00am PST
'll take a closer look at how other countries view america's fascination with guns including japan where almost no one owns firearms. >>> and it's that time of the year when everyone gets sick. at 4:00 p.m., doctor sanjay gupta will explain how to avoid getting the flu. your money starts right now. >>> just days to go before america goes over a fiscal cliff. an outcome looking more likely every hour. washington's willingness to take america to the brink threatens its prosperity. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money." the latest negotiations comes down to useless symbolic moves and haggling between grown men. put bluntly, your elected officials are wasting time while the clock ticks. house speaker john boehner announced his plan b to let bush-era tax cuts expire for earners making more than a million dollars a year. and he wants to replace automatic cuts in defense spending set to start early next year with unspecified cuts elsewhere. the speaker pulled his so-called plan b for lack of support from his own party because many republicans still beholden to grover norquist and that ridiculous
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
.com/pricerewind. >>> powerful earthquake struck off the coast of japan. 7.3 magnitude quake hit in the same area that was devastated last year. the latest in the recovery coming up. maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back. custody battle over a little girl in utah has pitted her adoptive parents against the biological dad who didn't know that his wife was putting her up for adoption. now the father's desperate to get his daughter back but the adoptive couple who are the only parents she's ever known are doing everything they can to fight that. i'll speak with the father in just a moment. he says he's only seen his daughter twice since he found out where she was. first, randi kaye has the story of how all this happened. >> reporter: at 21 months, this little girl is caught in a fierce battle between the only parents she's ever known and h
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Dec 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
earthquake struck off the coast of japan. the 7.3 magnitude quake hit in the same area devastated last year. the latest on the recovery coming up. they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> welcome back. a custody battle over a little girl in utah has pitted her adoptive parents against the biological dad who didn't know his wife was putting her up for adoption. now the father is desperate to get his daughter back, but the adoptive couple who are the only parents she's ever known are doing everything they can to fight that. i'll speak with the father in just a moment. he said he's only seen his daughter twice since he found out where she was. first, randi kaye has the story of how this happened. >> reporter: at 21 months, this girl is caught in a fierce battle between the only parents she's ever known and her biological
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
kctv asking the public to keep them and the belcher family in their hearts. >>> crews in japan removing nine bodies from a collapsed tunnel outside of japan. police say a section of concrete more than 350 feet long fell from the ceiling. >>> pope benedict is joining the twitterverse. he's encouraging the public to ask questions using the hash tag, ask pontiff x or b xvi. the vatican says this is the tip of the iceberg for the church's presence in new media. now you know. >> you going to have a twitter conversation with the pope? >> i was expecting to have a twitter battle for followers. i expect that kind of thing from you. >> i suspect the pontiff will win handily. >> i think he might. >> deserves to. isha, thanks. >>> next, the reaction to the huge news from across the pond. prince william and catherine, the duchess of cambridge, expecting their first child. she's in the hospital with severe morning sickness. the latest on her condition and what the baby means for prince harry next. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm PST
in japan removing nine bodies from a collapsed tunnel outside of japan. police say a section of concrete more than 350 feet long fell from the ceiling. >>> andrew cuomo says his state will need billions of dollars of assistance to build and repair after super storm sandy. john? >>> the first jobs report comes out since the election. far from the east coast, one midwestern community has positive thoughts about their community. largely because of the landscape developing at an astonishing speed. >>> the pioneer spirit is burning brightly. much of it occurs in a few small neighborhoods. >> i can go local. >>> mike farmer is the ceo of leap 2. a company with a highly advanced mobile search app. >> people stop by the office every day. it's fascinating. >> that must feel pretty good. >> yeah, it does. >> one big reason these companies are clustering here is that google chose this neighborhood to launch its much anticipated super high speed internet connection. 100 times faster than most internet links, google fiber allows massive video data and graphic files to move at astonishing speed, permi
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Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
to shoot it down. they wanted to fool japan. they succeeded. >> and it certainly does strengthen the new young leader kim jong-un domestically. >> absolutely. they have been trying since 1998 to launch a long-range missile and they failed in the previous four attempts. they succeeded in this. it's not a rocket that can deliver a major warhead. there are marriajor hurdles to >> they have done in north korea where a lot of people are starving what south korea has been unable to do. >> by choice, actually. >> they haven't launched a satellite into orbit. >> south korea has not. this will undoubtedly spur competition with south korea. you'll see that. you'll probably see south korea respond with more batteries and japan will probably already do that. you have heard that we need to spend more. we spend $10 million a year already on a missile system. it has international ramifications that are going to destabilize. this is why the security council is condemning the move. >> so how much of a real threat to the united states, whether hawaii or the west coast, is this? >> we are not threatened an
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Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm PST
year's tsunami in japan. a coast guard spotted it in olympic national park in washington. they are trying to reach it to find out if it's harboring the area. >>> gm will buy back 200 million shares and another 300 million will be sold through various means or so. that will end the $51 billion bailout of the automaker. taxpayers are expected to lose money on this deal. the stock hasn't done as well as hoped. >>> south korea has elected its first female president. park promises to salvage the economy and other issues are income inequality. park is the daughter of the country's former military dictator. >>> and take a look at these dramatic i am manuals of a mudslide in motion. our affiliate, komo in everett washington captured the video as the slide slammed into a moving freight train. cars crumbled and derailed, as you can see there. the freight trains were back on the tracks yesterday but amtrack is waiting 48 hours to make sure that this scene is safe. unbelievable when you see that mudslide. >> do we know if anybody was hurt? >> i don't think anyone was hurt. it was a f
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
, is tracking him this holiday season. we just got video in -- yes, video in of santa. he is now in japan and also in korea because santa can do anything. it's magic. he's delivering it in those countries. then he'll make his way closer to the united states around midnight or so and eat the cookies left by kids around the country and deliver presents to all the good children in america. we'll continue to track santa. we'll be right back. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. >>> jamie foxx stars in the new quentin tarantino movie ""djang unchained," a violent movie. but after the sandy hook shooting, he said this. >> it tears you up. we have to do something. i think now i feel that everyone is really pulling together, and we hav
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
slightly. japan's nikkei index was trended in the positive territory. and it is 9:12. weather, we're traveling today, checking out for today's new year's celebration. going to have to bundle up in much of the country. cnn's meteorologist karen mcbegmcgia maginnis is live. >> you may have heard about the peach drop in atlanta, the coverage drop in key west, and the musical note drop in nashville and the space needle in seattle, but the quintessential new year's eve celebration takes place in times square, new york city, going to be a little breezy. so bundle up. temperatures in the 30s. you get down to some of the areas where the tall buildings are, you get kind of the funneling of the wind, and the result, it's going to feel a little colder than 36 degrees. take awe cross the country. here comes the rainfall for the southeast. in atlanta, it will hold off until after midnight. indianapolis, we'll see 31 degrees at midnight. but the coldest areas that we can find across the lower 48 states will be in the dakotas and the midwest with singlie digits, but that is very deceiving becaus
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Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
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Dec 22, 2012 12:00am PST
. >> the more guns america has, the more gun murders occur. in japan where they have almost zero guns, they have almost zero gun murders. and the parallels are there all around the world. i don't get why the nra can get away with statements like this, and there isn't just a huge outcry. >> we'll see. i think things have changed somewhat. they remain a very powerful group. they're speaking to a constituency that really believes in their message, and historically, at least, that you cross the nra at your peril as a politician. they have a great deal of money. they have a great deal of influence. politicians care deeply about getting a high rating from the nra. you know, it could be that newtown marks a turning point, but it also could be that it doesn't and that's why you have not seen a huge rush of politicians to embrace gun control in the past week. >> let me understand, michael steele called the nra statement very haunting and very disturbing. he's actually an nra supporting. michael blook brg called it beyond believe that following the newtown tragedy, the national rifle association wants to
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Dec 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
truman's decision to use abatomic bomb against japan. tonight, we'll examine the process of making a tough decision. we'll hear about major decisions on an international stage. about corporate decisions to personal ones. from taking down the most wanted man in the world. >> the president said i'm going to go with my decision. write up the orders .. >> to giving up a dream career. >> it was a sense of lm unreality, i'm not really sure i know who i am. >> to uprooting a company culture. >> some people actually quit. >> to opening the door to a closed society. >> this is like a spy thriller. >> each of my guests have wrestled with a difficult choice. they'll take us through their deliberations, their fears and how they made their tough decisions. >> at 11:00 a.m. on may 1, 2011, two black hawk helicopters, 23 naycy sales, a translator and a dog named cairo took off from afghanistan. the mission -- to kill the world's most wanted made, osama bin laden. >> the death of bin laden marks the most significant achievement to date in an effort to defeat al qaeda. >> most have heard the incred
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Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
will grow faster. while the median age in mexico will be 30, 40, japan's median age will hit 52. america actually has an advantage here at 39. our median age will only be five years older than that of mexico's. trends don't ensure particular outcome, but it's clear that contrary to its global image, mexico's economy has momentum. it will be among the world's top ten economies by the end of this decade. smart reforms can build it further. the irony is that one possible impediment to mexico's growth could be the very country that is its biggest asset, the united states. if we slow down, so will mexico. but perhaps that can be avoided if washington's polarized factions could agree on a way forward. maybe we need to take some lessons from south of the border. up next, the inside story on a tough controversial decision. why the obama administration bailed out the auto industry. i'll speak with steve rapner, the president's lead adviser on the bailout. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [
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